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    An "almost" open bloom today! Beautiful color! :D:

    An "almost" open bloom today! Beautiful color! :D:
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    That may be good for the winter. You want them to...

    That may be good for the winter. You want them to survive, not flourish over winter. If they start looking light deprived, pot a grow light (plant or aquarium) over them. They look great now.
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    I would suggest you put the halide lamp on them....

    I would suggest you put the halide lamp on them. Keep them at least at 50* and keep the light on over them. Mine will be in the green house and get that cold at night, but they have the light of the...
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    It is definitely a weed in my opinion....

    It is definitely a weed in my opinion. :uggg::uggg:


    No snow in forecast here that I know of, thankfully!
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    Well, it is almost time for this journey to come...

    Well, it is almost time for this journey to come to it's end. I built fires in the gh stoves tonight as it has only been in the 50s today and is going down to the mid 30s tonight. These may be the...
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    Those look like canna leaves. What variety banana...

    Those look like canna leaves. What variety banana are they? Beautful!
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    lifeoffaith and bkillen sorry about losing your...

    lifeoffaith and bkillen sorry about losing your plants. How deep did you mulch them?
    Gander, you must have had a very dry area to only grow to a foot tall. I wonder if that is why my Lasiocarpa...
  8. Outstanding and breathtaking! Impossible to pick...

    Outstanding and breathtaking! Impossible to pick out a favorite even from each set of pics. Thanks TMike for such beautiful lilies!
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    Hi FIT BMX, I do not know what it is. It is close...

    Hi FIT BMX, I do not know what it is. It is close to being like Cabomba, but is not. It is a pain, :uggg: and I am constantly pulling it out.
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    Even the gh rabbit decides to get into the pic...

    Even the gh rabbit decides to get into the pic now and then. :D:
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    Almost full

    not of Halloween candy :rofl2: but the greenhouse is all most full. Walking room barely between rows of ponds and plants. :D: Going down to the upper 20s tonight. :no:
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    It was cold outside and warm in the gh so my...

    It was cold outside and warm in the gh so my camera frosted some in the gh when I took these bloom pics. I decided to post the blurry pics anyway. :rofl2: By the way, that is a tiny Dauben bloom....
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    The bananas have been cut down to the ground now...

    The bananas have been cut down to the ground now and mulched over. The biggest Basjoo banana truck was 10 inches in diameter. They will grow back next spring. :yes: The tan mulch mound is all that...
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    Here are two more! Enjoy! :D::yahoo::yahoo::toot:

    Here are two more! Enjoy! :D::yahoo::yahoo::toot:
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    I hope you are still interested in seeing some...

    I hope you are still interested in seeing some lily pics. I am! Here are some pics from today. :yahoo:
  16. Congratulations! Those are big!

    Congratulations! Those are big!
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    A few new blooms today. :toot: :toot: I have two...

    A few new blooms today. :toot: :toot: I have two pics I am posting of the same lily that I liked for some reason. :D: Hope your day is warm. We are expecting our first frost tonight. :uggg:
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    There were only a handful of tropical lilies...

    There were only a handful of tropical lilies blooming today, and no hardy lilies. A few tropicals were already closed when I went to take pics, but a few were still opened so here are some pics from...
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    Congratulations, Matt! It looks great!

    Congratulations, Matt! It looks great!
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    We are cutting down the hardy banana trees to...

    We are cutting down the hardy banana trees to mulch them for the winter. We cut them down half way so that we could dig up some of the smaller trees to replant elsewhere next year. Notice how much...
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
  22. Gallagher, why do you want to buy a tray of 72? I...

    Gallagher, why do you want to buy a tray of 72? I assume you must be going to sell them, but am not sure. Good luck with them if you get that many. They are pretty.
  23. Going through websites some sites claim it is...

    Going through websites some sites claim it is good to zone 7, but Agristarts says it is one of the hardiest elephant ear varieties and is good to zone 6. Guess it could depend on how bad the winter...
  24. Sorry Gallagher, I can't help you. I have never...

    Sorry Gallagher, I can't help you. I have never had that taro. It is pretty, however.
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    That is a good looking taro, LobsterofJustice....

    That is a good looking taro, LobsterofJustice. Thanks for posting a pic.
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    Where is everyone? Did they hibernate with their...

    Where is everyone? Did they hibernate with their fish? :rofl2: Well, here are some pics from today of lilies that have not hibernated yet! :D:
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    Gander, I forgot to answer this earlier. Thanks...

    Gander, I forgot to answer this earlier. Thanks for the info and suggestions. I will take your suggestions next summer and place some in the skippy. They have done well this summer. I have to bring...
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    I was late getting out to the ponds today to take...

    I was late getting out to the ponds today to take pics. Not many blooms, and most of what had bloomed had already closed for the night, but there were a few still open. :yahoo: Some of the same...
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    Beautiful blooms. John.

    Beautiful blooms. John.
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    Still beautiful! :D:

    Still beautiful! :D:
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    Do not dry the tuber out. place it in a baggie...

    Do not dry the tuber out. place it in a baggie with some slightly damp sand (enough to cover it) and seal and store it in a dark place around 50* for the winter. Then when the weather heats up next...
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    Iris and parrot feather will be fine outside over...

    Iris and parrot feather will be fine outside over the winter in zone 7. Taros will need to be brought in, but I think your rushes will also be able to be left outside as well. My bog pond is only 12...
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    FIT BMX, Move the lotus to where the tubers...

    FIT BMX, Move the lotus to where the tubers cannot freeze. either deeper water, or inside in a place where they can stay around 50 degrees for the winter. A basement or similar is preferred.
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    The leaves on the trees are falling, the nights...

    The leaves on the trees are falling, the nights are cool, even down into the 50's. The lotus pads are dying, the lily pads are dying and not being produced. The lily pads that do form and come to the...
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    Your Black Magic, AKA "Gray Kat" taro :rofl2: is...

    Your Black Magic, AKA "Gray Kat" taro :rofl2: is looking good. It should get bigger next year as the rhizome should be bigger. My taros did not get big this year and I think it is for the same...
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    Haunting Beauty, just reminding us that...

    Haunting Beauty, just reminding us that Halloween is nearby! :rofl2:
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    :rofl2: I was about 8 feet from them and did not...

    :rofl2: I was about 8 feet from them and did not spell them, but I do not have a nose that is real good smeller. :rofl2:
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    A different pond

    We went to the Nashville Zoo today and enjoyed seeing this pond. :yes: Not a koi pond, not a plant pond, but a different pond! :rofl2: A flamingo pond! It is beautiful! <3
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    As the plants are shutting down, there are still...

    As the plants are shutting down, there are still a few pics from today. :yes:
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    Sunfire today! :yes:

    Sunfire today! :yes:
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    Fairy Skirt and Myra were blooming today. :yahoo:

    Fairy Skirt and Myra were blooming today. :yahoo:
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    Puckered up looks like it is quilted. :D: Very...

    Puckered up looks like it is quilted. :D: Very nice looking taro.
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    Bill, I am in zone 7 and so my ice does not...

    Bill, I am in zone 7 and so my ice does not freeze very deep. I have plants in 1/2 barrels that do fine, but I still make my ponds 24 inches or a little deeper. You know how deep your water freezes...
  44. Looks great, Icu2

    Looks great, Icu2
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    Haha! I appreciate your comments!

    Haha! I appreciate your comments!
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    I would suggest a depth of 2 to 3 feet deep, with...

    I would suggest a depth of 2 to 3 feet deep, with shelves around the edge that are about a foot deep, 18 inches wide. The shelves would be for your marginal plants and they can be moved to deeper...
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    Other than lilies is the subject for today's...

    Other than lilies is the subject for today's pics! :D: The first is a pic of the larger growing umbrella plant. The dward variety was pictured yesterday. :D: Also pics are of melon sword, melon sword...
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    The black taro varieties are hard to photo, but...

    The black taro varieties are hard to photo, but here is today's pics of Black Coral and Puckered Up. :D:
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    Looks great! Any pics of your Black Magic taro?...

    Looks great! Any pics of your Black Magic taro? It is really cool when they bloom!
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    Great! Would love to see it! :yes:

    Great! Would love to see it! :yes:
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